Publications by Type: Journal Article

2017
Wijekoon WAS. Evolution of global agriculture and modern usage of agrochemicals: An analysis based on environment and Social impact in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research. 2017;3(II):72-76.
Gamlath SK. Ground Reality of the Theory and Practices of the Concept of Democracy(A Theoretical Perspective). 2017.
U SRMS, C KBMA, WTPSK S, C JG. In Vitro Propagation of Kaempferia Galanga (Zingiberaceae) and Comparison of Larvicidal Activity and Phytochemical Identities of Rhizomes of Tissue Cultured and Naturally Grown Plants. Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering [Internet]. 2017;2(4). Publisher's VersionAbstract
Vegetative propagation of K. galanga Linn (Zingiberaceae) cannot fulfill the current demand for planting material and tissue culture offers an alternative means for mass propagation. Experiments were carried out on propagation of plants through direct organogenesis and comparison of larvicidal activity and phytochemicals present in rhizome of natural and tissue cultured plants in order to confirm the potential use of tissue cultured plants as an alternative to natural plants in commercial scale productions. In vitro shoot induction was optimized with rhizomee bud explants grown on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L Benzyl amino purine (BAP) and 0.5 mg/L IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid). MS medium supplement with 1.0 mg/L IAA and 0.2 mg/L Indol-3-butric acid (IBA) was identified as the best medium for root induction. Rooted plantlets were acclimatized successfully (100%) in a mixture of soil: sand: compost (1: 1: 1). Hexane found to be a better solvent for extraction of phytochemicals over methanol and the 50% hexane extract showed the highest larvicidal activity against the fourth instar larvae of A. aegypti. GC-MS analysis revealed the existence of the nine key compounds in both samples tested confirming the possibility of using tissue cultured plants as a substitute for natural plants in medicinal purposes.
Wijekoon WAS. The Influence of Robots on the Human Society. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research (IJHSSR). 2017;3(III).
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. An Insight to How Estate Women in Sri Lanka Manage Abnormal Vaginal Discharge. Iranian journal of public health. 2017;46(2):268.
Silva DPHHPN, Lanel GHJ, Perera MTM. Integer Quadratic Programming (IQP) Model for Cut Order. International Organization of Scientific Research-Journal of Mathematics (IOSR-JM) [Internet]. 2017;13(2):76-80. Publisher's Version
Vidanapathirana MN, Varothayan S, Vilochani DC, Wangmo C, Jayakody H. Knowledge and attitudes on gender equality and their correlates among the second year students of University of Colombo. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2017;54:35–43.
Optimal Public Debt and Size of the Public Sector: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries including South Asia. Sri Lanka Economic Journal . 2017;14(1):56-73.
Ferdinandes MGRUK, Lanel GHJ, Samrarakoon MASC. A Queuing Model to Optimize the Performance of Surgical Units. International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (IJAERS) [Internet]. 2017;4(5):119-123. Publisher's Version
Thennakoon TMSPK, Gamachchige RN, Thrimawithana RT. Social and Ethnic Segregation of Muslim community in Matara District, Sri Lanka. Age. 2017;75:10.
Ilankoon MPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Women’s Knowledge and Experience of Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Living in Estates in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences. 2017;5(02):90-96.
Wijekoon WAS. පෞර්ෂය පිළිබඳ මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක හා බෞද්ධ චින්තනය. VIDYODAYA Journal of Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawrdenepura. 2017;5(I).
2016
Vidanapathirana M. 2 nd Prof. HVJ Fernando Oration-Gender based violence and the forensic medical practitioner. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2016;3.
Wijewardana R.M.N.Aa, Nawarathne S.Bb WIGCRWWMCBTBMKS*. 2211-601X © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).Peer-review under responsibility of International Conference of Sabaragamuwa Universi. ScienceDirect [Internet]. 2016;Procedia Food Science 6 ( 2016 ) 199 – 203(Procedia Food Science 6 ( 2016 ): 170 – 175. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of various dehydration techniques such as sun drying, solar drying, dryingafter freezing (Freeze for one hour followed by mechanical drying at 55°C), vacuum drying and drying using lab scale air oven onproximate composition and retention of antioxidants in different fruit powder prepared from Bael (Aegle marmelos) and Palmyra(Borassus flabellifer). Moisture content, Total Ash, Crude fiber %, Fat %, Crude protein %, total phenolic content,β –Caroteneand antioxidant activity were tested. The antioxidant activity was measured based on the ability of fruit extract to scavenge 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). Among different drying treatments the highest fat percentage recorded by the solar driedpalmyra fruit powder and there is no significant difference (α= 0.05) between sun drying and vacuumed drying. Higherconcentration of β -Carotene and total phenolic content were recorded in vacuum dried samples both in bael and Palmyra fruitpowders and it significantly different (α= 0.05) from other treatments. The scavenging activity of bael fruit powder in vacuumdrying was ranged from 65.36% to 81.33% of the concentration 200 μg/ml to1000 μg/ml and the palmyra fruit powder wasrecorded 57.32% to 83.25% of the concentration 200 μg/ml to1000 μg/ml. Vacuum dried fruit powders of palmyra and bael weregiven highest radical scavenging activity and the scavenging activity of palmyra fruit powder is higher than the bael. Thereforevacuum drying can be recommended as the most effective drying method to protect chemical characteristics and retention ofantioxidant properties of fruit powders.
Dinethri RPA, Roshanthan N, Perera MAPA, Wasana WDO, Perera AABS, Vidanapathirana M, Wijewardena K, Siddhisena KAP. Abortion and its legalization: an overview of the opinion of doctors in Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2016;4.
Wijayathilaka N, Meegaskumbura M. An Acoustic Analysis of the Genus Microhyla (Anura: Microhylidae) of Sri Lanka. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(7).
Pathmalal M, Dissanayake DMMP. Aflatoxin contamination in peanuts commercially available in Sri Lanka. 2016.
Pathmalal M, Zen’ichiro K, Shin-ichi N. Algicidal effect of the bacterium Alcaligenes denitrificans on Microcystis spp. 2016.
Odchimar NMO, Nuñeza OM, Uy MM, Senarath WTPSK. Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic Content, and GC-MS Analysis of the root of Kawilan (EmbeliaphilippinensisA. DC.). Bull. Env. Pharmacol. Life Sci [Internet]. 2016;5:42–47. Full Text
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Assessment of Knowledge on Hypertension, its consequences and management practices among hypertensive patients-A descriptive study. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 2016;3.

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